Washington State Corrections Seminar

What an amazing day we had at our Seattle offices! Our seminar was well attended and the spirit was high as we discussed changing the culture in correctional institutions, increasing HOPE in the incarcerated, and reducing the 43.8% recidivism rate in the Indigenous population. Thank you to our partners in this initiative, Port Gamble S'Klallam Re-Entry Program, and The Pacific Institute. Together we're igniting meaningful and lasting change from within! Pilamaya! 



Blessings for a healthy, productive, and spirit-filled 2018!

"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you - the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live. You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road, and the road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things." ~ Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

May the Great Spirit continue to bless and guide us all as we enter into this new year.



MACOOA™ Educational Program is on its way!

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." This quote from Sitting Bull is one of the driving inspirations in our organizations mission. We are now proud to announce we have done just that. In partnership with Piranha Productions, we are in development of a youth educational program named, MACOOA™. This program will help our youth better understand the world around them while helping them achieve their full-potential. Please visit the MACOOA™ FACEBOOK PAGE for more information and to follow in our journey from development through the process of changing lives. Pilamaya!


Rekindling Hope on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Our organization had an amazing and impactful weekend in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our youth seminar, held at the Billy Mills Hall, was one of spirit, belief and hope. We are honored to work with the people of Pine Ridge, and look forward to our journey together in Rekindling Hope in our youth.

We were honored to have Jahmad Canley as the facilitator of our seminar - as well as having National American University there providing support and opportunity for our youth. 


Seattle Indian Health Board - Making a difference!

We were honored to attend the Leschi Center Open House and Celebration yesterday evening sponsored by the Seattle Indian Health Board. Amazing group of people who provide health and human services to all American Indian/Alaska Native people in the King County region. They are guided by traditional beliefs and practices, and have a unique approach to health care that is based in Indigenous knowledge. Great work for our People - Pilamaya!


Alyssa London becomes a Warrior for Hope!

We are proud to announce Alyssa London as a host of our Warriors for Hope benefit concert to be held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Summer of 2018. She's also one of our Warriors for Hope youth ambassadors, taking the message of hope and belief to the Indigenous youth. 

Alyssa London is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and radio talk show host, and a graduate of Stanford University. She is also the first Tlingit to win the Miss Alaska USA title on February 4th, 2017. We are honored to have her as a Hope Warrior and look forward to changing lives together!


The Indigenous Institute honored by the Native Circles Group of Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

It was a pleasure to attend the Hope Cafe hosted by Deputy Secretary - WA State Department of Corrections, Jody Becker. Indigenous People are incarcerated at a rate 38% higher than the national average and have the highest rate of recidivism, 42%, than any other ethnic group. These gatherings of like-minded, passionate and dedicated individuals will help us reverse these negative statistics and stop the downward spiral of hopelessness, and replace it with hope. It was also an honor to have our President, Jeff Eadie, accept a drum on behalf of our organization from the Native Circles group of the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center